The desire to open up the kitchen into a great room and tap into the amazing views inspired the transformation of this 1911 farmhouse. A disjointed layout cut the kitchen off from the other rooms in the house. The new homeowners sought to brighten up their kitchen and dining area while at the same time making it more cohesive, roomy and functional for their twenty-first century lifestyle. We demolished several small rooms (kitchen, breakfast room, laundry room, small back patio, and powder room) to create a new kitchen/dining great room. A small addition expanded the newly formed dining area and this now connects to the adjacent family room for better entertaining. Load bearing walls were removed posts concealed by columns and beams hidden in the floor joists to creatively solve design challenges. This dream kitchen is everything that the homeowners hoped for. It is large enough for several cooks, has an abundance of natural light and also features granite countertops, two concealed dishwashers, stainless steel appliances, and more than enough storage. Quality craftsmanship combined with careful attention to structural and visual design details have transformed this old farmhouse into a homeowner’s dream. This project received the 2010 Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Award for a Residential Kitchen $80,000 – $120,000.